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If you’re interested in creating a greener, more energy-efficient home, your kitchen is a great place to start. Energy-efficient appliances will conserve energy, reduce energy costs, and create a healthier environment.
New energy-efficient refrigerators are designed to save energy while providing flexible storage capacity and convenient features. Energy Star qualified refrigerators use 15 percent less energy than non-qualified models, and models with top-mounted freezers use 10-25 percent less energy than side-by-side or bottom-mount freezer models. Energy-efficient features include variable speed compressors and fans, advanced defrost systems, and humidity sensors. When buying a new refrigerator, choose a size that fits your household needs and look for the Energy Star label. Convenient features like water dispensers and ice makers will use more energy.
Stoves and Ovens
New stoves and ovens don’t have federal energy regulations or Energy Star labels, but they do have energy-efficient features. They can be powered by natural gas or electricity. Electric stoves and ovens are typically cheaper to buy, but gas stoves and ovens are usually cheaper to operate. Whether you prefer gas or electric, new stoves and ovens don’t require preheating, an oven feature that uses a lot of energy in older models. Newer ovens reach temperatures so quickly, preheating is no longer necessary. New gas stoves and ovens feature electronic ignition instead of pilot lights which reduces gas use by 30 percent. New electric stoves feature advanced burners:
* Solid disk elements and radiant elements are installed under glass. They’re easier to clean but take longer to heat up using more electricity than electric coils.
* Halogen cook tops use powerful bulbs filled with a halogen gas like iodine or bromine. They create radiant heat under a ceramic glass surface which is easy to clean.
* Induction elements use electromagnetic waves that turn the bottom of the pot into a heating surface. They provide a cool cooktop surface, accurate temperatures, and maximum energy efficiency.
Energy-efficient dishwashers save energy and water. The Energy Guide label found on all new models estimates the amount of energy used and yearly operating costs. Most of the energy used by your dishwasher, approximately 60 percent, is used to heat water. Newer dishwashers use less than half as much energy and water as older models and have energy-efficient features including energy-efficient motors, improved water filtration systems, high-powered jets, and built-in soil sensors that detect when dishes are clean.
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I feel tired and sleepy. But because I have to work on with my undone tasks in my all time favorite pay to blog site I am still here trying to finish everything that I need to finish before I lost them.
Hopefully I can do it before I fall asleep on my computer table.
On the other hand, a strong typhoon is coming her way to our place. The estimated land fall will be on Friday 11am – 1pm. The typhoon is getting stronger as it is coming near the country. I am praying for the safety of everybody. And I really hope it will change its direction and won’t hit the county or perhaps it will not make its landfall in the Philippines.
So guys, please pray for our safety.
When I was in my elementary years, our place was hit by a strong typhoon. We don’t have electricity for almost a week and no drop of water coming out on our faucet and in our neighbor’s faucets. There are no deep well in our place so we have to go to the next barangay to fetched water in the deep well.
Imagine, if you’re so thirsty but when you tried to get water from the faucet, you just squeezed a drop. Can you cook without water? Can you keep a good personal hygiene without water? In short, can you live without water? If you answered NO, then you must act now.
Recent studies showed that the Philippines is facing a water crisis over the next 10 years unless new sources are developed to meet growing demand.
“There is a [Japan International Cooperation Agency] study that says that in 2025 if we will not conserve water, there may be some problems. But of course we can always start conserving now and look for other sources,” said Edgar C. Lopez, Philippine Waterworks Association president.
“Groundwater in the Philippines may be depleted by the year 2050,” a University of the Philippines professor said in a report based on a study that started in 2006.
“The Philippines is one of the countries in Asia Pacific that is facing an imminent water crisis unless steps are immediately undertaken to improve water management,” according to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The country is facing this unfortunate reality and we are not supposed to ignore it.
In line with this, a group of communication professionals and graduate students from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is pushing a social marketing campaign to encourage the Filipino families in water conservation. They aim to create massive awareness on how important the discipline in water consumption is and what would be the worst scenarios if the Filipinos failed to act now.
The group is also hosting a Conserve Water Challenge 2013, encouraging the participants to share their creativity in presenting water conservation tips and how they implement it in their daily lives to lowered their monthly water bill. A participant can make use of video, photo collage or blogs. The best entry and the one who will proved to have lowered their water bill by applying the water conservation tips they have presented will win P5,000 cash! There are also 10 consolation prizes of P500 worth of water bill. The submission of entries is until September 15, 2013.
Water is Life. Conserve Water NOW before it’s too late.
Good morning! It’s a cold morning down here in my other part of the world. Mr. Sunshine has been hiding for the past couple of days and there is no sign that he will be shining today. The clouds are all over the sky. My plan to jog and walk won’t happen today, hopefully I can start tomorrow.
I should be sleeping as of this typing but because I still have a lot of catching up to do I am here sitting in front of my netbook. I would really love to cuddle with my pillow and enjoy the cold weather but I can’t simply do it, at least for now. I will definitely have more time cuddling with my family as soon as I am done with online backlogs.
Just recently the whole world celebrates Earth Day, during this day millions of people and organization did something to preserve mother Earth. To take part of this undertaking I always try to re-use, reduce and recycle. With this little gesture I knew I am helping to lessen the problem which causes global warming. As we all know global warming is one of the major problems which the whole world is facing today and without everybody’s help and cooperation we can’t solve this problem. In no doubt industrial revolution brought us a lot of existing inventions that makes our daily life easier. But, let face it this is one of the major source of global warming.
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We’re celebrating Earth day today, this is the time to us to be extra aware on how we can preserve mother Earth. To take part of this goal I Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Isn’t easy? So guys!!!! take part now to save our mother Earth!!!
I am getting sleepy here, so I guess I am going to bed early..